Monday, August 06, 2012
So the pictures aren't all that great. I don't know what I am doing so I am blaming it on my camera not focusing as well anymore. Below is the dinner I put together for book club. I guess I didn't take a picture of the pasta dish with bread that we had for our main course. The bread was just store bought but the pasta was a lighter summer pasta with tomatoes and chicken bites.
We started with an appetizer which ended up being great. I wasn't sure how it would all work since I have only made this where it was all kind of mixed and not separate bite size pieces. But it looked cute so I thought I would try it.
Then we did mini wedge salads with bluecheese dressing, tomatoes, and bacon bits.
|Mini Wedge Salad|
Of course it is book club so we had some wine. This time it was a white sangria with lemons and strawberries. It was great for summer and the fruit was awesome!
Finally we had dessert. I found a recipe for this, but since I don't like coffee I used extra chocolate. It was a bit odd to eat and make but it ended up being pretty good. I could not find the mascarpone cheese so I just used a substitute which was easy to find when searching online.
|Tiramisu Roulade sans espresso|
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
The frame is 4'6" x 36" and this gave me plenty of room to get things on there and have a chart that went up to 6 feet, just in case...
This rocks! We went to a birthday party at a bar about a year ago. I saw these and have been wanting my own set ever since. I finally got my wish for Mother's Day! We played with them for the first time last weekend, and they rock! Really easy to make as long as you have a saw. It is just 2x4's cut in the length of three of them. A router was used to smooth the edges and a sander for the sides. Then they were coated in linseed oil. Cedar was the wood we used for lack of a better option. Although cedar is good, it is kind of heavy so something lighter would probably be easier for playing. However, the cedar does make the garage smell fabulous!
Saturday, May 05, 2012
I just traced what I thought looked like an elephant ear. Made the pink a bit smaller than the grey. I doubled the grey so I would not need to stitch anything but the edges. I also thought that would work better for putting the headband through. I cut two small slits in the grey for the headband to slide through. It stayed on just like that. I was prepared to stitch it in or use so glue, but when I tried it just like that it worked. The nose is just a paper towel roll painted and then some cuts in it to bend down like an elephant nose.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
This being the first year of teacher appreciation gifts for me, I have been picking things up from pinterest which I could use. I wanted to do something small all week, so here is what I did. The sayings I found on several different sites, all of them having about the same ideas.
Monday: "Teachers cannot live on apples alone, they need hugs and kisses too. Thank you for all the love!"
The Urchin Bowl pattern is from Amy Herbst again, http://www.herbsthandmade.blogspot.com/ .
Tuesday: "You're so kool, you made lemonade out of our lemons!"
The cups are things that seem to be very popular these days, so I thought I could use them one day. The cups are filled with single serve packets of lemonade and kool-aid.
Wednesday: "You top the cake!"
The jars are filled with cake mix.
Thursday: "Thank you for helping our toddlers become smarties!"
I found the owl buckets at JoAnn's when looking for a few other things. The "wise owl" seemed to go well with smarties.
Friday: "Enjoy some relaxing time for yourself. You deserve it!"
The novelty bags are just filled with some lotion and hand santitizer. I was running out of creativity by the end of the week.
I had a few to do which were more random rather than an everyday teacher, so I just put some of the stuff together in a box. It had all of the elements except for the cake mix.